The Sex Pastels: Sid Vicious’ Sensitive Watercolors


We’re not generally in the business of reading the Daily Mail, but the story of some of Sid Vicious’s early paintings coming to light was too good to pass up. (And that headline was too good not to steal, too.) The paper reported today that a selection of the late Sex Pistols bassist’s work from his time at art college in the early 1970s is set to go under auction as part of a limited edition book, which is expected to fetch some £4,000. The paintings that have been published so far are decidedly un-punk in composition and subject matter –- who’d have imagined Sid painting a buttercup or a mosque, or aping Dalí’s surrealist landscapes? See them after the jump.

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